Robert M. "Bob" James, 81, of Avon, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died Monday, June 28, 2004.
He was the son of Ross and Emma James of Knightsville and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948. He retired from Allison's and drove a school bus for Avon.
He was an avid fan of NASCAR and Purdue.
He is survived by his wife, Leona Vudis James; two daughters and a son, Dixie McGinty and Dan, Becky Pleske and Walt and R.C. James and Stephanie; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers and five sisters, John, Web, Tub and Tom James and Doris Johnson, Emma Jean Endsley, Janet Bledsoe, Latricia Antison and Sandy Ames; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Octavia James; and two sisters, Mary Frances Rutherford and Patricia James.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Conkle Funeral Home, Hendricks County Chapel, Avon. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Entombment will be in Westridge Park.